2015-05-13 20:00:46 UTC

Dr. Korman Receives 2015 Distinguished Clinician Award

May 18, 2015

AGA presented Louis Korman, MD, with this award at DDW® 2015 for his success in clinical practice.

AGA bestowed it second Distinguished Clinician Award to Louis Korman, MD, of the Metropolitan Gastroenterology Group in Washington, DC, for his achievements in private practice. Dr. Korman is a rare physician who has held successful careers in GI research, academic medicine and private practice. Dr. Korman received the award at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2015.

Dr. Korman is currently an attending physician at Metropolitan Gastroenterology Group, a private clinical practice in Washington DC, and also serves as a staff physician in the gastroenterology division at the Veterans Administration Medical Center and as a clinical associate professor of medicine at The George Washington University School of Medicine, also in Washington, DC.

Dr. Korman’s colleagues declare that he is the “gastroenterologist’s gastroenterologist,” their go-to for complex GI problems, patient care, difficult procedures, pragmatic assessment of the medical literature, and to care for their loved ones. Dr. Korman has a keen understanding of the private practice environment — issues of access, cost, referrals and quality. During his time at Metropolitan Gastroenterology Group, which eventually became part of Capital Digestive Care, LLC, one of the largest single-specialty practices in the U.S., Dr. Korman has taken a major leadership role in the organization’s quality assurance program.

In clinical practice, Dr. Korman has always maintained a busy schedule and has annually been selected by his physician peers as a Washingtonian Top Doctor. This is not only because he is technically superb as an endoscopist, but because he is a physician who cares for his patients with equal compassion and honesty, be they the political elite, the average working person, young or old.

Dr. Korman’s dedication and passion to the field of gastroenterology is reflected through his work as a clinician, but also as an inventor of desired medical devices. While in practice, Dr. Korman continued to participate in research activities and, in fact, developed an instrument, which was patented, for measuring the force and torque of colonoscopic manipulation.

Dr. Korman is also widely known for his talent and commitment to teaching, specifically during his time at the Washington VA. He is passionately concerned about procedural training — both with regards to his peers, as well as wanting fellows to understand the nuances of successful performance of “bread and butter” endoscopic procedures.

Dr. Korman has been an active AGA member for more than 30 years, serving on multiple committees. He has always been a vocal member and is consistently the voice for quality and “what’s best for the patient.” He currently serves on the AGA Government Affairs Committee, and previously served on the Regulatory Work Group and AGA Registry Executive Management Board.

Dr. Korman received his medical degree cum laude from SUNY, Syracuse, NY, in 1975. Dr. Korman went on to complete his internship, residency and fellowship at SUNY Upstate Medical Center. Upon completing his fellowship, Dr. Korman continued his training as a clinical associate in the Digestive disease branch of NIH in Bethesda, MD.